(Crime Suppression Division photo)The Criminal Court has refused to grant bail to a woman who claimed supernatural powers, along with five others accused of duping many followers out of at least 500 million baht. But Ms Pantipa and the five other recruiters were ordered detained for 12 days as the case caused huge damage and they were flight risks, Thai media reported. In return they were promised profits of over a million baht, backed by the Bank of Thailand (BoT). Investigators are working with the Anti-Money Laundering Office to trace the money trail of Ms Pantipa and her accomplices, Thai media reported. Sources said Ms Pantipa had been arrested twice in 2016 and 2017 on fraud charged and granted bail, only to continue defrauding people.
Source: Bangkok Post November 16, 2019 08:37 UTC